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Title:
Attila and the nomad hordes
Author:
Nicolle, David, 1944-
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Publication Information:
London : Osprey, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780850459968
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Of all the conquerors who swept out of Central Asia, two names stand out in European memory - Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan the Mongol. Both are remembered for massacres and devastation; yet whereas Genghis is also famous for the laws he imposed on half of Asia and for the trade which flourished under Mongol rule, Attila's notoriety seems unrelieved by positive achievements. But what was Attila's short-lived empire really like? What happened to the Huns afterwards, and what role didthe nomads of Central Asia play in the centuries between Attila and Genghis Khan?


Author Notes

Angus McBride was born in London in 1931. By the age of 12 he became an orphan and had to leave England following World War II and head to South Africa where he became a fairly well-known and successful artist in Cape Town. In 1961, he moved back to England. By 1975, he began to work with Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. He is best known for realistic, historical illustrations.

Angus McBride died on 15 May 2007.

(Bowker Author Biography)